Sunday 22 April 2018


Katy Perry, pop singer, is 31. Wilf McGuinness, ex-Man United player/manager, is 78. Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, is 58. Darron Gibson, Ireland and Everton footballer, is 28. Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, is 54. Phil Daniels, actor who starred in Quadrophenia, is 57. Jimmy McIlroy, ex-Northern Ireland and Burnley soccer hero, is 84.


Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, is 68. Jaclyn Smith, actress and former Charlie's Angel, is 70. Austin Healey, former England rugby player, is 42. Audley Harrison, retired British boxer, is 44. Andrew Motion, former UK poet laureate, is 63. Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, is 42. Natalie Merchant, singer, is 52.


John Cleese, comedian who starred in Fawlty Towers and the Monty Python films, is 76. Harry Gregg, Derryman and Busby Babe, is 83. Kelly Osbourne, TV personality, is 31. Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran singer, is 57. Glenn Hoddle, ex-England manager, is 58. Garry Tallent, bassist in Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, is 66. Pat Fitzgerald, former Offaly half-back, is 61.


Joaquin Phoenix, actor who played Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, is 41. Julia Roberts, actress, is 48. Bill Gates, billionaire Microsoft entrepreneur and philanthropist, is 60. Stephen Morris, New Order drummer, is 58. Cleo Laine, jazz singer, is 88. Charlie Daniels, country musician, is 79.


Richard Dreyfuss, Oscar-winning actor, is 68. Denny Laine, guitarist (Wings, Moody Blues) is 71. Winona Ryder, Oscar-nominated actress, is 44. Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer and many characters in The Simpsons, is 58. Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac founder, is 69. Des Mullan, former deputy editor and political correspondent of the Evening Herald, is 84.


Diego Maradona, Argentine former soccer star considered one of the greatest, is 55. Henry Winkler, actor best known as The Fonz, is 70. Grace Slick, singer with Jefferson Airplane, is 76. Otis Williams, singer of The Temptations, is 74. Vanessa White, singer with The Saturdays, is 26.


Larry Mullen Jr, U2 drummer, is 54. Stephen Rea, Belfast-born actor, is 69. Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is 54. Johnny Marr, guitarist and songwriter with The Smiths, is 52. Denis Irwin, former Ireland and Man Utd full back, is 50. Vanilla Ice (real name Rob Van Winkle), rapper, is 48. Rob Schneider, actor, is 52. Ad-Rock (real name Adam Horowitz), guitarist/rapper with the Beastie Boys is 49.


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